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AthlonXP1800
07-11-08, 04:08 PM
QPI license. :D

Great news, yeah that right NVIDIA has acquired QPI license to make chipsets for Nehalem but they will not make chipsets for LGA1366 so they will supply SLi bridge chip for X58 chipset and will focus to make chipsets for LGA1160.

http://en.expreview.com/2008/07/11/nv-receive-qpi-license-give-x58-sli-permit-by-selling-chips/

Uberpwnage
07-11-08, 04:36 PM
Good news, but no one seems to care right now, everyone's jumped on the ATI bandwagon. Ideally I'd like to run two 55nm GT200's in SLI on X58. Quad crossfire with 4870X2 seems like it's asking for trouble driver wise.

Ninja Prime
07-11-08, 05:33 PM
GREAT NEWS GUSY, LOW QUALITY CHIPSETS ARE BACK ON THE TABLE! ;)

Uberpwnage
07-11-08, 07:32 PM
GREAT NEWS GUSY, LOW QUALITY CHIPSETS ARE BACK ON THE TABLE! ;)
Low quality chipsets for low quality processors, socket 1160 isn't meant for the performance or enthusiast market. X58 will be just like other high end Intel motherboards in terms of quality only it will have SLI support.

Medion
07-11-08, 07:52 PM
I'm sure Microsoft is thrilled...nForce is one of the main producers of BSODs in Vista.

Bman212121
07-11-08, 07:58 PM
Good news, but no one seems to care right now, everyone's jumped on the ATI bandwagon. Ideally I'd like to run two 55nm GT200's in SLI on X58. Quad crossfire with 4870X2 seems like it's asking for trouble driver wise.

:confused: Then what's that in your sig?

AthlonXP1800
07-11-08, 08:03 PM
I'm sure Microsoft is thrilled...nForce is one of the main producers of BSODs in Vista.

:lol: I never had a single BSOD with Vista SP1 and nForce chipset.

Medion
07-11-08, 08:19 PM
:lol: I never had a single BSOD with Vista SP1 and nForce chipset.

I'm also running stable, now, on an nForce chipset. But like I said before, over 67% of 360 owners have never experienced an RROD. Guess what, that still leaves 33% of 360 owners with coffins.

If the nForce chipsets have an overall 10% defect rate, for example, that's a 9 out of 10 chance you'll have no issues. It's also a bad defect rate for a piece of electronics, regardless. So while you haven't had issues, others have. I'm 1 out of 3 right now, and that's being generous, because really, this mobo gave me headaches early on. It will definitely be my last nforce.

Single Player
07-11-08, 08:47 PM
Nehalem...sounds kinda jewish..

Lfctony
07-12-08, 04:53 AM
I had two BSODs just today, while it was trying to install my DeathAdder drivers. And before that, I had it about 5-6 times, but that was the nvlkdmm thing...

Revs
07-12-08, 05:52 AM
Intel SLI :captnkill:

Lfctony
07-12-08, 06:00 AM
Yep, and with my luck it happened just after I got my motherboard... :(

Uberpwnage
07-12-08, 06:39 AM
:confused: Then what's that in your sig?
I should have said "alot of people" instead of "everyone". I know at XS this news recieved little praise, it was mostly used to bash Nvidia for including their chips on Intel boards instead of doing it through drivers. Nvidia's chipset business will effectively be dead in the performance and enthusiast markets, so of course they want to make some quick cash by other means. I have a 280 primarily because of stepup but also because it is still the fastest card. Nevertheless, there seems like there's alot of anti-Nvidia talk lately. Nvidia "hacked" Vantage, replaced files, is forcing unecessary chips onto Intel motherboards, and is "screwing" customers just because ATI was forced to release the HD4000 series at such a low price. If AMD wasn't in such rough shape, the 4870 and 4850 could easily have a $100 higher MSRP. ATI isn't doing this out of the good of their hearts, they are a profit seeking organization just like Nvidia, and have low prices out of necessity not choice. The HD4000 series is great for consumers but it doesn't make ATI any better then Nvidia as far as ethics and business practice goes. But I'm getting a little off topic here, the point is that we should *hopefully* be done with SLI stabilty problems as related to Nvidia chipsets, and one platform that can suppport both forms of Multi-GPU solutions should always be welcome.

Xion X2
07-12-08, 07:18 AM
:lol: I never had a single BSOD with Vista SP1 and nForce chipset.

It's okay. I had about 1,000 of them during the 680i spell so can cover your deficiencies in that area.

Xion X2
07-12-08, 07:22 AM
ATI isn't doing this out of the good of their hearts, they are a profit seeking organization just like Nvidia, and have low prices out of necessity not choice.

While the goal of every business is to make money, Nvidia has repeatedly overcharged people for their hardware. I mean, come on. Launching a card at 650$ two gens in a row? Even the 7900GTX came out at 550-600$ a clip while the 1900XT, a better overall performer, sold in the 450-500 range.

In general, ATI's hardware has been better priced from generation to generation.

bknblk
07-13-08, 04:13 PM
As an Oregonian I would slap your NY arse for that if you were in front of me ;) Show some respect for our local Tillamook Indians.

You may eventually see names takemn from Hebrew since Intel has begun construction on their largest facility outside the USA. It is in Israel where the original SSE instruction set was written.

Digital_Trans
07-14-08, 12:50 AM
I'll wait to upgrade by then to the Intel X58 Motherboard with SLI support. This is what dreams are made of. I'm glad I never got an Asus 780i or 790i Motherboard after all.

Mr_LoL
07-14-08, 01:02 AM
Seriously, is this true? It finally happened? If true this is the best news in years!

Wet dream for slawter. :)

nekrosoft13
07-14-08, 08:15 AM
In general, ATI's hardware has been better priced from generation to generation.

only true in past few generations because Nvidia cards were selling better, and ATI had to stay competitive.

Yaboze
07-14-08, 09:56 AM
I pretty much swore off any Nvidia MB's since my Nforce 4.

AthlonXP1800
07-14-08, 10:45 AM
NVIDIA now official announced the SLi support for Bloomfield.

NVIDIA Brings SLI Technology to Intel Bloomfield CPU Platforms (http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1216019719164.html)

Mr_LoL
07-14-08, 01:36 PM
NVIDIA now official announced the SLi support for Bloomfield.

NVIDIA Brings SLI Technology to Intel Bloomfield CPU Platforms (http://www.nvidia.com/object/io_1216019719164.html)

Well done Intel.

nekrosoft13
07-14-08, 01:54 PM
good, even when i had zero problems with my nvidia board, still would preffer intel.

mullet
07-15-08, 12:55 AM
w00t Tri-SLI?! Hell yeah I'm not selling my GTX 280 :D

Time for a new PSU dude. Single rail I hope.

Heinz68
07-15-08, 08:51 AM
The SLi on X58 chipset is great news for NVIDIA, still I wish for support on same motherboard for SLI and Crosfire, maybe just by BIOS update.

It would make the choice off getting new board much more easy.

This time I decided to go with the Crossfire board. Looks like with present and future products the ATI is going to be more than competitive.